A good friend of mine asked me to replace the logic board in his Mac. I have done numerous electronic repairs over the years; Stereos, Xboxes, Automotive ECUs, Key FOBs, Telephones, Doorbell Units, etc...but I never dealt much with computer repair. Mainly because there was never much demand for it.
I came across a repair guide on iFixit for the exact model. It makes repairs much easier to see the step by step process. The more I dove into the repair I noticed a bunch of tools needed that I did not have. My eyes lit up; "I get to buy tools...!" After making a small list of what was needed my search began. Well, it did not last long as I found ALL the tools, and much much more, right here. The tools arrived in the mail ahead of schedule and the repair last about 15 minutes. minus the cost of the logic board my friend was out 2 Samuel Adams Octoberfest and a 8oz steak. There were no complaints from me and his PC is up and running again.
This is a hard question. I "stumbled" across this website through a Google search. With the pletora of information on here I am surprised I never found this site before. The niche of this site seems tied to high level consumer electronics were as I deal more in the Automotive world. I guess my advice is more of a "Thank you..."